Guided by Justice and Compassion

  • Why Seeking Asylum is Legal

    Authors:  Jane McAdam & Fiona Chong The book “REFUGEES – WHY SEEKING ASYLUM IS LEGAL AND AUSTRALIA’S POLICIES ARE NOT” has recently been released and we highly recommend that anyone who wants to gain an understanding of the asylum seeker and refugee issues.  The authors Jane McAdam and Fiona Chong state in their introduction (Page 4 paragraph 4)Read more

  • Not in Our Name

    Shame on Refugee Resettlement Deal with Cambodia In Solidarity with Cambodian Civil Society Organisations On Friday (Oct 17), more than 1,000 of Cambodian people, monks, students, victims of land eviction and representatives of unions and non-government organisations, will march on Phnom Penh’s streets to demand the abolition of the refugee resettlement deal signed by CambodianRead more

  • Call for Action – Combined Refugee Action Group’s Letter Blitz

    This is a very important call to action from the Combined Refugee Action Group’s Letter Blitz. If you have never got around to writing a letter before, then now is the time to do it. The Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014, is currently before Parliament. It isRead more

  • Cambodia not suitable for any refugees

    Former Chief Justice of the Family Court and Chairman of Children’s Rights International, Alastair Nicholson discusses the plan to send up to 1000 asylum seekers to Cambodia. Download: Lateline interview 18 August 2014Read more

  • Lecture by Julian Burnside

    An excellent lecture by human rights advocate, Julian Burnside at James Cook University in Townsville. It dispels many of the common myths about refugees and asylum seekers and why they attempt to come to Australia in leaky boats. Download: LectureRead more

  • (We need everyone to write letters) NO, the right to bring food has been restored

    Stop press: Thanks to many protests the cruel policy has been reversed and food can be brought in once again. BMRSG visitors to Villawood IDC have been advised by Serco that no food could be taken into the centre after this week when the detainees will be moved into the new buildings which have recentlyRead more

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